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by jeepnik
Sat May 28, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Always carry a gun.
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Always carry a gun.

Sometimes a miss is as good as a hit. I actually missed by a tad. But a rock chip hit right behind the head.
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by jeepnik
Tue May 24, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The British Are Coming"
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: "The British Are Coming"

Sad that so many put the French down. But without the French there would be no USA Based solely on what the government did during WWII people incorrectly assume the French are weak. Remember the government surrendered, not the military. The military fought on until the end of the war. The government...
by jeepnik
Sun May 22, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Old bumper sticker
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Old bumper sticker

Sounds like Austin, TX. The Library at U. T in Austin recently found that both their books had been marked in by a crayon. That left only 10 suspects. They were the only students smart enough to be able to use a crayon. The other 30,000 just tried to eat the crayon. Must be former Marines. True sto...
by jeepnik
Sun May 22, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horses in WWI
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Horses in WWI

Heck every nation in WW II used horses.
by jeepnik
Sun May 22, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travelling with firearms in the U.S. isn't that easy...
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Travelling with firearms in the U.S. isn't that easy...

Yes because we all know how often trains have been hijacked to Cuba.
by jeepnik
Sat May 21, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Freaking unbelieveable
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Freaking unbelieveable

Latest trend. Our DA is one of the biggest adherents. Don’t prosecute any misdemeanor. Don’t prosecute minors as adults even in murder cases. Do away with bail, just let them out. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out what comes next.
by jeepnik
Sat May 21, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modernizing your Levergun
Replies: 57
Views: 2454

Re: Modernizing your Levergun

Heck I remember when the whole idea behind the AR15/M16 was light and handy. They finally made the thing work halfa$$ed but it sure ain’t light and handy anymore.
by jeepnik
Fri May 20, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: baldwin's testimony should be tossed
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: baldwin's testimony should be tossed

If we kicked out all of those who swore to leave if a republican was elected the population would drop significantly.
by jeepnik
Fri May 20, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Re: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?

Sadly every type of “combat” shooting match that has come along in the last 50 or so years and every sporting match quickly became one in which the gamers took over and soon out spent what most folks could afford. IDPA is a good example. It was started as a result of IPSC becoming a “professional” m...
by jeepnik
Thu May 19, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Re: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?

When it started it was fun. At my club just a bunch of guys doing what we did with cars. We “run what you brung”. Then the gamers took hold. It wasn’t fun and unless you spent a fortune you couldn’t compete. But then I’ve seen that in every shooting game that’s come down the pike in the last sixty o...
by jeepnik
Fri May 13, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why just voting for 'the lesser evil' is so frustrating...
Replies: 24
Views: 233

Re: Why just voting for 'the lesser evil' is so frustrating...

Sadly, in this state we don’t even have a two party system. Where once the top republican and top democrat from the primary election faced each other in the general election this no longer happens. Now the top two, regardless of party are in the general. This might sound good in theory but now we of...
by jeepnik
Wed May 11, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: How do people get to this point?
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: How do people get to this point?

I never thought I'd see the day when a church would have to defended by force of arms in this country. When I was growing up this would have been unthinkable. We're had an armed safety team for 6 years now this fall. Sad statement of the times. I was talking about this with another team member. He ...
by jeepnik
Mon May 09, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: How do people get to this point?
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: How do people get to this point?

My church leaders are seriously concerned about the fallout. We started around the clock two man security teams this morning. While it may take LAPD an hour to respond (that's how long it took last time we had an issue) there will be as many as 30 others on site in as little as two minutes (hey, the...
by jeepnik
Mon May 09, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Food Shortages...
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Food Shortages...

Grizz, sometimes snarky is the only way to get through to some folks. Sadly we can't beat them with a stick these days.
by jeepnik
Mon May 09, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #4buck.
Replies: 33
Views: 904

Re: #4buck.

Interestingly, I have a .410 for my jeep gun. I’ve keep a variety of shot sizes and a few slugs on hand. I’ve never tried 000 buck but do have some 00 buck. I pretty much have everything from bunnies to birds to bears covered. Well small bears anyway. The most dangerous thing I’ve ever faced while b...
by jeepnik
Sat May 07, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: New department of disinformation has letters DGB
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: New department of disinformation has letters DGB

Actually, I don’t think the current administration is following the socialist or even communist play book. Look closely and you’ll see they are more closely following Hitler’s fascist plan. They have already singled out one race to vilify. Restrictions on personal freedoms are becoming more common. ...
by jeepnik
Thu May 05, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #4buck.
Replies: 33
Views: 904

Re: #4buck.

I've used #4 buck for my home defense 20 guage for over 40 years. From my short barrel on my Franchi I patterns great at in house ranges. Used it on a coyote once, it was probably rabid, and the results were impressive.
by jeepnik
Thu May 05, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Food Shortages...
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Food Shortages...

Shortages would really have two causes. One, reduced production due to the insistence of fools on not using known methods to maximize yields. Read that as insistence on “organic” farming. Organic farming has never been sufficient to feed an entire population. Two, continuing to ship food out of this...
by jeepnik
Tue May 03, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Score one for babies ... and state's rights...
Replies: 15
Views: 271

Re: Score one for babies ... and state's rights...

So, here's the thing. Roe v wade was ruled on by the court. That makes it law of the land and constitutional. Now another court is saying that's wrong. Basically overturning what is supposedly constitutional. My point is this. The rulings of the supreme courts are now and always have been driven by ...
by jeepnik
Tue May 03, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any 4Runners onboard?
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: any 4Runners onboard?

I’m running a 2020 2WD Sport. For most of what one of what I do it is capable. If I intend anything serious my 82 CJ-8 does what’s needed. 2WD pickups, especially with a limited slip or locker, can handle a lot more than folks think. For all but the most extreme it’s the driver not the vehicle that ...
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mom has gone home to our Lord
Replies: 45
Views: 772

Re: Mom has gone home to our Lord

Prayers up for you and yours.
by jeepnik
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Forgiving Student Loan Debt
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Forgiving Student Loan Debt

After the service I used my GI Bill, worked full time and was a full time student. I did this while raising a family. It’s paid off in spades. I learned the value of being debt free. This is a lesson today’s young haven’t learned. What they have learned is that if they are irresponsible, lazy entitl...
by jeepnik
Sun Apr 24, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any 4Runners onboard?
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: any 4Runners onboard?

Yep, saw those on some old CJ5’s. I believe there was an outfit selling complete rigs. Pretty sure they disappeared when smog pumps became mandatory. Busted spring hangers and such could be cobbled together in a jiffy. More than once I went out with a welded up part or two. Loved real junk yards whe...
by jeepnik
Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 46593

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

Regarding optical sights I run one on my 45/70. My kids used dots while getting shot at for three tours. They taught their dad the advantages of them for close, fast work. Taught me how to use them correctly. Now my eyes and irons don’t get along well anymore. If you look at my GS you’ll see I have ...
by jeepnik
Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Jerry Can
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: The Jerry Can

Would the Jeep have won WW II without them?
by jeepnik
Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 46593

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

Research involving spray in a controlled situation is much like jello testing of bullets. Good only for those conditions. Otherwise, you have anecdotal evidence which again like shootings applies only to that shooting. There are just too many variables to draw conclusions of any real relevance. At b...
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Communication if Times get Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Communication if Times get Bad

The ionosphere is a strange and unpredictable critter.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Communication if Times get Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Communication if Times get Bad

Speaking of cell phones, I wonder if there are plans to simply pelosi them down if the government decides to do so.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Communication if Times get Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Communication if Times get Bad

Of course the French didn’t ask for Nazi approval to operate radios during WW II. Just a historical note mind you.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any 4Runners onboard?
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: any 4Runners onboard?

I don’t know the output of the supplied alternator. There’s one fellow that runs an off road recovery service out of Moab. It works well for trailside repairs which is what mine would be for. Just looked and the output varies from application to application. For my Tacoma it looks like a 180 amp alt...
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Looks like Disney's about to get b... slapped
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Looks like Disney's about to get b... slapped

One thing they did not consider is that they are cutting off their nose to spite their face. Disney isn't just Disneyworld. Between broadcasting and cruise ships and all the way to TV and movie production Florida gets a heck of a lot of money from Disney Corporation. And remember, not that long ago ...
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Communication if Times get Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Communication if Times get Bad

Shortwave is much better than CB. But folks shy away from Amature Radio because of the licensing requirements. In truth, it pretty simple to get licensed. There are on line resources available. And, you don't have to get a General, much less an Extra to get started. Technician limits your broadcast ...
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 46593

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

While obviously a .22 long will work, so would an 18” naval gun. Neither of which is ideal or practical.
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any 4Runners onboard?
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: any 4Runners onboard?

Moisture is the big killer of gasoline. Keep it well sealed and it will be good for a long time. Things like Stabil have a place, but their advertising has let to a lot of misunderstanding and great sales.
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any 4Runners onboard?
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: any 4Runners onboard?

Seriously considering putting one of the onboard welders on my Jeep. The ARB fits under the driver’s seat. The welder looks like it would tuck nicely under the passenger side. It’s good old fashioned stick welding but it gets the job done. I get that. I like welders, I like stick welding. had welde...
by jeepnik
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any 4Runners onboard?
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: any 4Runners onboard?

Seriously considering putting one of the onboard welders on my Jeep. The ARB fits under the driver’s seat. The welder looks like it would tuck nicely under the passenger side. It’s good old fashioned stick welding but it gets the job done.
by jeepnik
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 46593

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

All this concern about bear attacks. Don't you all remember how Timmy lived with his bear friends and how well it turned out. I still think the problems at the end were caused by his bringing the girl friend. I think one of the she bears got a bit jealous. By the way, I've never faced an enraged bea...
by jeepnik
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any 4Runners onboard?
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: any 4Runners onboard?

If you don’t get a gen set at least get a good jump box. Top end ones even have small compressors. I like my Dewalt. Lives in my Tacoma.
by jeepnik
Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: This is almost as dangerous as THE PRINTING PRESS...!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: This is almost as dangerous as THE PRINTING PRESS...!!!

What the liberals call "domestic terrorists" back in the 1770's we called patriots. Of course the word terrorist wasn't popular (or maybe invented) so the crown just called them traitors.
by jeepnik
Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any 4Runners onboard?
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: any 4Runners onboard?

On you tube check out chloekuo. She’s building an older 4 runner has some good videos.
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti virus software
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Anti virus software

For years I have run Norton. I ws very happy with it until it became associated with Lifelock. At that time popups became relentless. The constant hard sell to buy other products began to irritate me. I held on hoping they would see the error of their ways, but alas this is not to be. I had a pervas...
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: How is it so hard to understand....
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: How is it so hard to understand....

Sadly, in many places police have been forced into self protection mode. They respond slowly, if at all, to nonverbal crimes. Arrests when they do respond are fewer. And prosecutors won’t prosecute. Folks that should be incarcerated are turned out onto society even if by some small chance they are s...
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone took this picture of me while I was naked...
Replies: 40
Views: 1200

Re: Someone took this picture of me while I was naked...

Gee, Doc, don't scare us like that. Glad you are feeling better. Sounds like the pain is up there with passing a kidney stone. That's a nine on my scale. The burning thing is truely a ten.
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer Wisdom
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Elmer Wisdom

I used to make a few bucks hitting a 100 yd gong with a 1911. Bet was simple. I pay you a dollar for every miss you pay 2 for every hit. Initially I had lots of takers. But after a bit the regulars learned not to try me. But like the man said “there’s a sucker born every minute”. I had found that ho...
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MIT News: "New Treatment to Reverse Hearing Loss"
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: MIT News: "New Treatment to Reverse Hearing Loss"

Sadly for many of us 10 to 15 years is a long wait for improvement. It simply takes way too long for drugs to be FDA approved in the US.

For fear of litigation tens of thousands of people die every year while potentially life saving therapies are “tested”.
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer Wisdom
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Elmer Wisdom

Wow, Elmer is dated. And yet everything in his books is as applicable today as ever. Just seems new kids always want to reinvent the wheel to gain their 15 minutes.
by jeepnik
Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Florida state song
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Florida state song

Mention of teachers serving in WW II brought a thought to mind. Most of the male teachers had served. Several kept handguns in their desks. Had a school shooting occurred then it would have ended promptly.
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flintlock fixed.
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Flintlock fixed.

Congrats on the repair. I've had coyote do the same thing. In the high desert here you can see them coming then the disappear into an arroyo. Next hing you know they've sneaked up behind you. Had one do that then start it's little bark. I swear it was laughing at me.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my Winchester a fake
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: Is my Winchester a fake

LIkely some previous owner just wasnted to highlight the info and painted it yellow. Not fake but quite ugly. Should be fairly easy to remove.
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Understanding Women
Replies: 35
Views: 1719

Re: Understanding Women

Not many things I’ve given up on. But after almost 49 years (June this year) I’m ready to admit defeat. I don’t understand my wife any better today than the day we met. But it’s been a heck of a ride.